Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes dog musher, Tim Muto to Mushing Radio. Muto is signed up to run the Iditarod sled dog race in 2018 and we had the pleasure to talk to him about this coming racing season.
Tim grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and went to college at Western Illinois University. He has guided sea kayaking trips in Norway as well as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. His first sled dog experience was handling for Karin Hendrickson during the 2013/2014 season, and he has lived and trained with Brent Sass for the past three years. This past spring, he acquired six dogs from Brent as the start of his own kennel, and guided dog sled trips on the Norris glacier with Alaska Heli Mush. Tim has entered the 2018 Yukon Quest 300 as well as his first Iditarod.
On this episode we discuss:
- How Tim got his start with sled dogs
- Tell us about your dogs?
- What races have you competed in or plan on competing in this winter?
- What is it like to live on a remote Alaskan homestead?
Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:
Robert is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.
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Photo credit: Tim Muto
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